Have you ever caught your self pondering life and feeling that it is seems like a meaningless rat race; a grasping at straws? The author of Ecclesiastes felt the same way. He was very wealthy and very wise and did not deny himself any good pleasure. His conclusion was that it was all meaningless.
As Paul brings his advice to Timothy to a close, he ends with these words:
Command them [the wealthy] to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.1 Timothy 6 18-19
Life as we know it can sometimes feel meaningless and is very fleeting. It is like shifting sand and so building a solid lasting foundation is very important. But even more important is where you build that foundation. Everything in this life as we know it is ephemeral and will fade away. So if your foundation is here in earth, does not matter how solid you think it is, it is inherently meaningless! Instead, we need to build on the foundation of Christ our Solid Rock so that we may take hold of life which is truly life!
Jesus describes this life that is truly life as the life that overcomes both physical and spiritual death… a life that has conquered life as we know it:
I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”John 11:25 NLT
Do you believe this [insert your name]? those that get to enjoy this life that is truly life, are those who live in and live for Jesus wholly in this present age and by so doing lay up treasures for themselves as a firm foundation in the age to come.
Do you believe this [insert your name]?